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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Karie Lowe
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"On a Whim" Purchase leads to $10,000 Top Prize

Last Saturday before visiting friends, Marsha Clark purchased two of the Kansas Lottery's $2 Money Multiplier instant scratch tickets.  The Fort Scott resident said she doesn't buy lottery games often, but she's glad she made the spur of the moment purchase after revealing a $10,000 top prize on the first ticket she scratched!

"When I realized how much I had won, I started screaming," said Clark.  "My husband Michael came running into the room wanting to know what was going on and why was I screaming.  When I told him how much I had won, he was as surprised as I was.  We immediately called our parents with the good news. In all the excitement, I nearly forgot to scratch the second ticket I bought."

Although Clark didn't win on the second ticket she scratched, the couple's winning streak didn't come to an end. 

"Later that evening we went to the casino with friends and Michael won $150," said Clark.  "We had a very exciting weekend and winning couldn't have come at a better time.  Michael was injured from a fall in November and was off work for several weeks and I was laid off from my job in December.  Luckily, I was able to find another job in January.  This extra money will allow us to get caught up on bills."

The Clarks, who have been married 12 years, have two children.  After paying a few bills, they plan to purchase a newer truck and take their kids on vacation to Branson, Missouri.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pump N Pete's 28, located at 1135 E. Wall in Fort Scott.



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